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Steve Harvey Hosts ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ 2016: Look Who’s Feuding

Steve Harvey will be doing double duty this summer. Not only will he host his regular syndicated Family Feud gig, Harvey will also host the celebrity primetime version of the show on ABC. Beginning on Sunday, June 26, Steve Harvey hosts the second season of Celebrity Family Feud, which is part of ABC’s “Fun & Games Night.”

For those who do not want to wait, the network will re-air one of the more popular episodes from last summer on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. That episode pitted Anthony Anderson (from Black-ish) and his family against Toni Braxton’s family. The second half of the show features Monica Potter’s family vs. Curtis Stone’s family. (Anderson who serves as host of his own game show, To Tell the Truth, which premiered on June 14 at 10:00 p.m. also on ABC.)

Last year, Harvey’s show was ABC’s highest-rated summer show for 2015. Because of this, the network has supersized the show with more episodes than last summer and have paired it with new versions of $100,000 Pyramid (hosted by Michael Strahan) and Match Game (hosted by Alec Baldwin). All three shows are being produced for FreemantleMedia.

In the classic Family Feud tradition, Steve Harvey will pit one celebrity family (or group) against another competing to win money, up to $25,000, for the charity of their choosing.

Although fairly tame in concept, 2016’s casting of contestants could prove to be controversial. Steve Harvey will be welcoming Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, along with Bass’ mother, sister, and brother-in-law. This may be the first Family Feud to feature a gay couple. Bass’ family will be competing against Kellie Pickler’s family.

Another couple many people will find an odd pairing is Alana Stewart and George Hamilton, who were married from 1972 to 1975 but now consider each other best friends. Stewart and Hamilton’s team includes George’s sons, Ashley and George Thomas, and Stewart’s son, Sean. Together, they will be competing against Laila Ali (daughter of Mohamad Ali and world champion boxer herself) and her mother and sisters.

Perhaps the oddest pairing comes with cooking show host Paul Dean and her family, who will be competing against fashion consultant Carson Kressley and his family. However, it is sure to be an enjoyable mix.

Look Who’s Feuding

Beginning on Sunday, June 26, Steve Harvey will host Celebrity Family Feud at 8 p.m. followed by $100,000 Pyramid at 9 p.m. and Match Game at 10 p.m. All three shows will run for 10 weeks. Below are the list of celebrities appearing on each show:

Celebrity Family Feud:

  • Snoop Dog’s Family versus Sugar Ray Leonard’s Family
  • Garrett Morris’ Family versus Alfonso Ribeiro’s Family
  • Ernie Hudson’s Family versus NeNe Leakes Family
  • Melissa Joan Hart’s Family versus Paul Sorvino’s Family
  • Paula Deen’s Family versus Carson Kressley’s Family
  • Laila Ali’s Family versus Alana Stewart and George Hamilton’s Family
  • Sheryl Underwood’s Family versus Gus Kenworthy’s Family
  • Todd Chrisley’s Family versus Sara Even’s Family
  • Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s Family versus The Band Perry (and cousins)
  • Tony Hawk’s Family versus Joely Fisher’s Family
  • Alan Thicke’s Family versus David Chokachi’s Family
  • Rico Rodriguez’s Family versus Jaleel White’s Family
  • Tommy Davidson’s Family versus Kristi Yamaguchi’s Family
  • Kellie Pickler’s Family versus Lance Bass and Michael Turchin’s Family
  • AFC Offense (Brandon Marshall, Steve Smith Jr., Amari Cooper, Jeremy Hill, and Marcus Cannon) versus NFC Defense (Thomas Davis, Terrance Knighton, Tyrann Mathieu, Malcolm Jenkins, and Cliff Avril)
  • AFC Defense (AJ Hawk, Tamba Hali, Malcolm Smith, Von Miller and Melvin Ingram) versus NFC Offense (Joe Staley, Teddy Bridgewater, David Johnson, Marvin Jones, and Pierre Garcon)
  • The Bachelors (Shawn Booth, Tanner Tolbert, Ben Zorn, Chris Strandburg, and Ben Higgins) versus The Bachelorettes (Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jade Tolbert, Ashley Iaconetti, Sara Herron, and Andi Dorfman)
  • Professional Boxers Showdown #1 (Joe Goossen, Victor Ortiz, Rafael Ruelas, Lamon Brewster and Ray Mercer) versus Professional Boxers Showdown #2 (Robert Garcia, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, James Toney, Mikey Garcia, and Chris Byrd)
  • ESPN Team (Jalen Rose, David Jacoby, Jimmy King, Ben Lyons, and Amina Hussein) versus Dave Foley’s Family
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models (Nina Agdal, Samantha Hoopes, Tanya Mityushina, Robyn Lawley and Hannah Ferguson) versus Verizon IndyCar Drivers (Helio Castroneves, Tony “TK” Kanaan), James “Hinch” Hinchcliffe, Will Power, and Conor Daly)

$100,000 Pyramid:

  • Sherri Shepherd vs Anthony Anderson
  • Rosie O’Donnell vs Kathy Najimy
  • Ana Gasteyer vs Rachel Dratch
  • Robin Roberts vs Mario Cantone
  • Martha Stewart vs Snoop Dogg
  • Ken Jeong vs Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Bellamy Young vs Weird Al Yankovic
  • Tony Hale vs Justin Long
  • Randall Park vs Anna Camp
  • Terry Crews vs Natasha Lyonne
  • Alfonso Ribeiro vs Mario Batali
  • Barbara Corcoran vs Daymond John
  • Steve Schirripa vs Melissa Peterman
  • Teri Polo vs Zachary Levi
  • Yvette Nicole Brown vs Fred Willard
  • Joy Behar vs John Michael Higgins
  • Kevin Pollak vs Niecy Nash
  • Bridget Moynahan vs Rex Lee
  • Jon Lovitz vs Deion Sanders

Match Game:

  • Adam Goldberg
  • Ana Gasteyer
  • Bobby Moynihan
  • D.L. Hughley
  • Debra Messing
  • Edie Falco
  • Horatio Sanz
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • J.B. Smoove
  • Jenna Fischer
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Sherri Shepherd
  • Sutton Foster
  • Tituss Burgess

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